The Druids and King Arthur: A New View of Early Britain
An exploration into the beliefs and origins of the Druids, thisbook examines the role the Druids may have played in the story ofKing Arthur and the founding of Britain. It explains how the Druidsoriginated in eastern Europe around 850 B.C., bringing to earlyBritain a cult of an underworld deity, a belief in reincarnation,and a keen interest in astronomy. The work concludes that Arthurwas originally a Druid cult figure and that the descendants of theDruids may have founded the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Theresearch draws upon a number of sources, including medieval Welshtales, the archaeology of Stonehenge's Salisbury Plain, the legendssurrounding the founding of Britain, the cult of the ThracianHorseman, the oracle of Dodona, popular Arthurian mythology, andthe basic principles of prehistoric astronomy.